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Cut HUD budget, in total.

Are Housing and Urban Development the proper Constitutional business of the federal government?   How so? 

Vic Biorseth, Monday, May 06, 2013
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Regarding the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – 

  1. Housing and Urban Development are not listed under Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, or anywhere else for that matter, so why is the US government concerning itself with such things? 
  2. The Constitution nowhere grants Congress the authority or ability to "delegate" any of its sole authority to legislate new law, nor does it grant authority to the President to create any Soviet (a purely unrepresentative, unelected bureaucracy of regulators and administrators established solely to bypass Congress in "regulating" the people without the process of legislation.) 

So why does HUD even exist?

Did Americans not have any good housing, and were its urban areas not "developing", before we had HUD?  Do Americans need a huge federal bureaucracy of the US government to continue to house themselves and organize their neighborhoods as they see fit?  How are citizen housing and so-called urban development the proper business of the federal government?  Was citizen housing better or worse, before and after HUD was born and grew into the monster that it is? 

I submit that the American federal government has done more to harm citizen housing than to improve it, and sought to turn large numbers of independent free-thinkers into dependent, unthinking sheep, convinced that they cannot take care of themselves, and that only government can take care of their needs, thus becoming more ready for government herding.

The Progressive (rather than the Revolutionary) path to Communism involves a slow, steady migration of authority to various Soviets (unrepresentative bureaucracies) organized under the direct control of a central power, so that all political power may gradually be concentrated and centralized.  It has to be done slowly so that it is not noticed by the people. 

The history of HUD clearly shows the Progressive trail it followed.  Most people think HUD was born in 1965, when it was raised to Cabinet level by Lyndon Johnson as part of his "Great Society" program.  But the "Progress" began long before that.  Progressives always want to get the highest levels of government deeply involved in the most mundane details of private life.  The foot-in-the-door always involves helping the less fortunate.  The ultimate aim is control of everyone

  • June 27, 1934 - The National Housing Act creates the Federal Housing Administration, which helps provide mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders.
  • September 1, 1937- Housing Act of 1937 creates the United States Housing Authority, which helps enact slum-clearance projects and construction of low-rent housing.
  • February 3, 1938: The National Housing Act Amendments of 1938 is signed into law. The law creates the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), which provides a secondary market to the Federal Housing Administration.
  • July 27, 1947 – The Housing and Home Finance Agency is established through Reorganization Plan Number 3.
  • July 15, 1949 – The Housing Act of 1949 is enacted to help eradicate slums and promote community development and redevelopment programs.
  • August 2, 1954 - The Housing Act of 1954 establishes comprehensive planning assistance.
  • September 23, 1959 – The Housing Act of 1959 allows funds for elderly housing..
  • September 2, 1964 - The Housing Act of 1964 allows rehabilitation loans for homeowners.
  • September 1965 – HUD is created as a cabinet level agency by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act.
  • April 1968 – The Fair Housing Act is made to ban discrimination in housing.
  • During 1968 – The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 establishes the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).
  • August 1969 – The Brooke Amendment establishes that low income families only pay no more than 25 percent of their income for rent.
  • August 1974 – Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 allows community development block grants and help for urban homesteading.
  • October 1977 – The Housing and Community Act of 1977 sets up Urban Development Grants and continues elderly and handicapped assistance.
  • July 1987 – The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act gives help to communities to deal with homelessness. It includes the creation of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness of which HUD is a member.
  • February 1988 – The Housing and Community Development Act provides for the sale of public housing to resident management corporations.
  • October 1992 – The HOPE VI program starts to revitalize public housing and how it works.
  • October 1992 – The Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 codifies within its language the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 that creates the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, and mandates HUD to set goals for lower income and under-served housing areas for the GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • March 1996 – The Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act give public housing authorities the tools to screen out and evict residents who might endanger other existing residents due to substance abuse and criminal behavior.
  • October 1998 – Government laws are proposed which would allow local housing authorities to open up more public housing to the middle class.
  • November 2007 – HUD initiates program providing seller concessions to buyers of HUD homes, allowing them to use a down payment of $100.

Make no mistake about it: like every other giant American Soviet, HUD is going on steroids under Comrade Obama, peace be upon him.  He is transforming America, as he said he would, but not so much through Revolution.  At least not yet.  It is being done through Organization, ala the infamous Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.  We are being "Organized" into a Constitution-ignoring dictatorship, even as we are being purposely spent into economic oblivion. 

Here is the current organization of HUD "sub-departments":

  1. Community Planning and Development: Many major affordable housing and homelessness programs are administered under Community Planning and Development. These include the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the HOME program, Shelter Plus Care, Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab SRO), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
  2. Housing: This office is responsible for the Federal Housing Administration; mission regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; regulation of Manufactured housing; administration of Multifamily housing programs, including Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) and Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811); and Healthcare facility loan insurance.
  3. Public and Indian Housing: This office administers the public housing program HOPE VI, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly – yet more popularly – known as Section 8), Project-Based Vouchers, and individual loan programs housing block grants for Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians and Alaskans.
  4. Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: This office enforces Federal laws against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status.
  5. Policy Development and Research (PD&R): This office is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues through the HUD USER Clearinghouse.
  6. Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
  7. Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control.
  8. Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (developed in 1998).

Like all American Soviets (I mean government departments) each HUD sub-department listed above comes complete with its own Secretary and ever growing staff of bureaucrats and petty bureaucrats with long titles, huge salaries and benefit packages, expense accounts and perqs, secretaries of their own, staffs of their own, and on, and on, and on.  You are paying for all of this.  You alone.  HUD makes no money.  HUD only spends tax dollars. 

If We the People ever regain control of our own government, we need to shut this monstrosity down permanently. 

That's my opinion. 

I invite you to check out all the other American Soviets listed and linked in the top group of right column links on this webpage to see just how far we have been "organized" away from the very Constitution that all of our elected "representatives" falsely swore to uphold.  There are more such pages to come.

Peace be with you. 



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Date:  Sat Jun 15 09:02:13 2013
From:  dclgirl
Email:   Dclgirl123@yahoo.com
Location:  Eldersburg, MD
Comment: 

I wonder if you are aware how much$$$ ACC recieves from HUD.  If HUD cut funding to ACC's purportedly "non-profit" activities, they would be up the creek without a paddle. Me thinks you should spend time cleaning ACC's house before you start cleaning others....


Date:  Sun Jun 16 05:51:29 2013
From:  Vic Biorseth
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Dclgirl:

If you would be so good as to inform me who or what an ACC is, I might have a better understanding of what you thinks, why you thinks it and how you came to thinks it. 

Regards,

Vic


Date:   Tue  Oct 28 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.

Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 

Regards,

Vic


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